City briefs

Last late-summer late-night market

The last event in the late-summer Manitoba Night Market event series is at Assiniboia Downs on Sept. 19 from 1 to 11 p.m. The event will feature local artisans, food trucks and live music. Tickets, which are $7 for adults and $5 for children, are available at the door.

Defining research data

On Friday, Sept. 17, Jaime Orr, research data management librarian at the University of Winnipeg, will present the latest event in the Indigenous Data Management: Indigenous Sovereignty in Action webinar series, titled: “What is Research Data?” Those interested in participating should pre-register at\

Walk in a United Way

The Winnipeg United Way “Walk This Way” Event, which encourages participants to “walk, roll, bike or run” in support of the United Way Winnipeg Campaign, will take place on Sept. 17. While the event happens across the city, the University of Winnipeg United Way committee will meet for a short downtown walk with those interested at 12:30 p.m.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Government of Canada has declared Sept. 30 theNational Day for Truth and Reconciliation: a new federal holiday intended to encourage people to honour the victims of the residential school system. The University of Winnipeg, City of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba will observe the holiday and close their non-essential facilities for the day.

Shoal Lake 40 water update

The boil-water advisory that was in place in Shoal Lake 40 First Nation for 24 years
has been lifted as of Sept. 15. Winnipeg’s water supply comes from Shoal Lake,
and its aqueduct cut off the community from access by land, which was restored with the construction of Freedom Road in 2019. Road access also made construction of a water-treatment plant possible, which will now supply the community with clean water.

Vaccine mandate updates

The University of Winnipeg has announced that its vaccination mandates are being enforced by campus security, and that temporary cards or stickers will not be provided to those who forget to bring their vaccine accreditation to campus. The vaccination verification centre has been moved to Room 1C16A in Centennial Hall and will remain there until Oct. 18. After Sept. 17, hours of operation at the centre will be reduced.

Published in Volume 76, Number 2 of The Uniter (September 16, 2021)

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